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2012 Auto Club 400 qualifying results


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NASCAR Sprint Cup race number 5 of 36
Sunday, March 25, 2012 at Auto Club Speedway, Fontana, CA
200 laps* on a 2.000 mile paved track (400.0 miles)

Time of race: 1:36:39
Average Speed: 160.166 mph
Pole Speed: 186.403 mph
Cautions: 1 for 5 laps
Margin of Victory: under caution
Attendance: 90,000
Lead changes: 9

Glossary    2012 NASCAR Sprint Cup results   /   2012 standings



Qualifying results for this race:
RankDriverNbrCarTimeSpeed 
1   Denny Hamlin11Toyota38.626   186.403    
2   Kyle Busch18Toyota38.807   185.534    
3   Mark Martin55Toyota38.807   185.534    
4   Greg Biffle16Ford38.812   185.510    
5   Kasey Kahne5Chevrolet38.812   185.510    
6   Ryan Newman39Chevrolet38.850   185.328    
7   Kevin Harvick29Chevrolet38.877   185.199    
8   Joey Logano20Toyota38.878   185.195    
9   Tony Stewart14Chevrolet38.880   185.185    
10   Jimmie Johnson48Chevrolet38.893   185.123    
11   Clint Bowyer15Toyota38.908   185.052    
12   Carl Edwards99Ford38.919   185.000    
13   Martin Truex, Jr.56Toyota38.977   184.724    
14   Dale Earnhardt, Jr.88Chevrolet39.018   184.530    
15   Matt Kenseth17Ford39.062   184.322    
16   Jamie McMurray1Chevrolet39.116   184.068    
17   Brad Keselowski2Dodge39.121   184.044    
18   David Reutimann10Chevrolet39.149   183.913    
19   Jeff Burton31Chevrolet39.185   183.744    
20   David Stremme30Toyota39.259   183.397   *
21   Jeff Gordon24Chevrolet39.263   183.379    
22   Regan Smith78Chevrolet39.333   183.052    
23   Kurt Busch51Chevrolet39.413   182.681    
24   Juan Pablo Montoya42Chevrolet39.439   182.560    
25   A.J. Allmendinger22Dodge39.443   182.542    
26   Bobby Labonte47Toyota39.464   182.445    
27   Paul Menard27Chevrolet39.481   182.366    
28   Aric Almirola43Ford39.540   182.094    
29   Marcos Ambrose9Ford39.559   182.007    
30   Josh Wise26Ford39.760   181.087   *
31   Landon Cassill83Toyota39.812   180.850    
32   Michael McDowell98Ford39.865   180.610   *
33   Casey Mears13Ford39.880   180.542    
34   Dave Blaney36Chevrolet39.904   180.433   *
35   Scott Riggs23Chevrolet39.921   180.356   *
36   J.J. Yeley49Chevrolet39.934   180.297   *
37   Brendan Gaughan33Chevrolet40.087   179.609    
38   David Ragan34Ford40.119   179.466    
39   Mike Bliss19Toyota40.157   179.296   *
40   Reed Sorenson74Chevrolet40.194   179.131   *
41   Travis Kvapil93Toyota40.254   178.864    
42   David Gilliland38Ford40.313   178.602    
43   Robby Gordon7Dodge40.343   178.470   *
44   Joe Nemechek87Toyota40.349   178.443   *
45   Ken Schrader32Ford40.374   178.333   OP
46   Timmy Hill37Ford40.464   177.936   *

OP: qualified via owners points
PC: qualified as past champion
PR: provisional
QR: via qualifying race
* - had to qualify on time

Failed to qualify, or withdrew:   Robby Gordon (#7), Joe Nemechek (#87), Timmy Hill (#37)